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Maintenance is a significant but necessary cost in the average household budget. Without routine maintenance, parts of your home can quickly deteriorate, costing you more in repairs. However, improper maintenance is just as bad as no maintenance at all—home maintenance myths are often to blame and could even be costing you a lot of money.

Gutter Helmet® of Western North Carolina, the maker of the best rain gutter system in the state, debunks some of the most common maintenance misconceptions below.

  1. You Only Need to Replace Your Furnace’s Filters Once Every Season

HVAC contractors recommend homeowners inspect their furnace before the start of winter to make sure it’s working properly. After all, winter is the worst time for your furnace to break down. Keep an eye and an ear out for any signs of damage or strange noises, and don’t forget to change the filters. Contrary to what some may believe, you should replace filters before the start of fall and winter. And depending on how dusty your home is, you might have to do it more frequently.

  1. The More Insulation in Your Home, the Better 

Maintaining your furnace can help you lower your heating costs. To further maximize their energy savings, some homeowners install more insulation than needed. However, this could backfire and end up costing them more in the long run. If your home has too much insulation, heat and moisture might be trapped inside, turning your interior into a breeding ground for mold and other types of fungus.

  1. Gutter Guards Are Maintenance-Free

Installing gutter guards can save you a lot of time, given how important cleaning your gutters is to preventing roof damage. Gutter guards prevent leaves and large pieces of debris from entering your gutters, but smaller pieces can still slip through. Eventually, you’ll have to remove them. In that sense, gutter guards aren’t maintenance-free, except perhaps for Gutter Helmet. It’s the only gutter guard system in the country that has a Never Clean Your Gutters Again® guarantee.

Want to learn more about how the best rain gutter system on the market can make home maintenance easier for you? Call Gutter Helmet of Western North Carolina at (800) 824-3772 or leave us a message here. We serve homeowners in Mill Springs, North Carolina, as well as the surrounding communities.